This post has been a long time coming… I wrote it in my notebook late one night a couple of months ago when I couldn’t sleep. Since then, it’s been sitting in my drafts, waiting for the right time to be published. I really feel passionate about this- it’s something that’s been on my heart for ever so long. So finally, here it is!
How are you today? How are you feeling? How is your heart?
I have something to tell you, which is why I decided to write this letter. This something has been heavy on my heart for a long while, and you may think it’s a load of rubbish or that you’ve heard it all before, but all I ask is that you stick with me. Read until the end and then, if you still think what I’ve written is nonsense, that’s fine.
Okay, here’s what I’ve got to tell you. Here’s the secret.
Did you know that? Well, you might have. Someone might have said to you before, ‘ you are very special to me’ or ‘I love you very much’. And maybe that really sunk in, but maybe it didn’t. You might have thanked them for their words but then later wondered how special you actually were… how much they really meant what they had said.
But it’s true. You are special. In fact, you are very special. I wonder if you know exactly how special you are.
So let me tell you. You, darling girl, are more special than all of the birds in the sky. You are more special than all the fish in the sea. And you are more special than all the animals on the land. Why? Because you are the daughter of a King.
You are the daughter of the Most High King. A King who breathed creation into existence and who knew you before you were born. This King created you in His image, lovingly knitting you together in your mother’s womb, handcrafting with the utmost care you like He is the potter, and you are His clay. He has your name engraved on the palm of His hand, He knows every hair on your head and everything about you. He loves you, and you are HIS.
You are His, and nothing can ever, ever change that. No matter how broken or messed up you may feel, no matter how much you’re hurting or how far you’ve run and regardless of anything you’ve been through or absolutely anything you’ve done, He loves you more than you could possibly imagine. No good or bad or in-between thing could ever, ever change in the slightest how much this King loves you.
This very King has concerned the grave and destroyed death so that he can have a relationship with you. He died an agonising and humiliating death on a cross for YOU. He did this, even though He was perfect, so you would know how loved you are and so that you could be His daughter and be with Him for eternity. This great sacrifice was the greatest act of love ever, and it was for you… for you and for me.
So you see, you, darling girl, are very, very special. A sinless King died on a cross for you- the greatest act of love known to man. And then he created you. He formed you in the womb, knew you before you were born and has a magnificent plan for your life.
You are so, so special.
You are loved beyond measure.
You are beautiful, a masterpiece.
You are royalty.
Royalty, because you are the daughter of a King.
The one and only King.